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Ancestry

by Ancestry.com
Platform: Android Rated: All Ages
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (856 customer reviews)

Price: FREE
Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
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Latest Updates

What's new in version 2.2.374
  • Now get hints for photos and stories added by other Ancestry members. Enriching your family tree was never easier.

Product Details

  • ASIN: B006IXO1G2
  • Release Date: December 6, 2011
  • Rated: All Ages This app may include dynamic content. What's this?
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (856 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,388 Free in Appstore for Android (See Top 100 Free in Appstore for Android)
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Product Features

  • Add and view records, photos and events for each person in your tree
  • Hints to help you make new discoveries
  • List of everyone in your tree with hints
  • View high-resolution images of historical documents
  • Easily navigate up and down your pedigree
  • Relationship calculator to see how you're related to people in your tree

Product Description

Build, update, and show off your family tree with the Ancestry.com app. Whether you're a beginner or an expert, this user-friendly app makes finding and learning more about your heritage fun and easy.

This updated app for Android lets you interact with your Ancestry.com family trees or build a new family tree from scratch. You can add or edit family members and even upload photos. While visiting a relative, an ancestral home, or a cemetery, take a picture and add it to your tree instantly.

Growing your family tree is easy too. When Ancestry.com finds historical records that might match ancestors in your tree, you'll see green leaves or ""hints"". With a few quick taps you can add the new information to your tree. Not a subscriber? In App Purchase options puts billions of historical records at your fingertips.

Technical Details

  • Size: 7MB
  • Version: 2.2.374
  • Developed By: Ancestry.com (Privacy Policy Click to see complete result in a new window)
  • Application Permissions: (Help me understand what permissions mean)
    • Allows sending in-app billing requests and managing in-app billing transactions
    • Open network sockets
    • Write to external storage
    • Access coarse (e.g., Cell-ID, Wi-Fi) location
    • Access information about networks
    • PowerManager WakeLocks to keep processor from sleeping or screen from dimming
  • Minimum Operating System: Android 2.3.3
  • Approximate Download Time: Less than 1 minute

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews
513 of 555 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars people here must not have any knowledge of ancestry.com January 12, 2012
By Lindsey
Verified Purchase
I could see if you had never had any dealings with ancestry.com before that you could think that this app was completely free. However, to rate this app negatively because of this misinformation or lack of experience/knowledge is just plain unfair. As someone who has been a member of ancestry.com for years and just downloaded this app today, I can tell you that it is amazing! My tree is pretty large, and this makes navigating it so easy! I have had limited dealings with it so far, but I dare to say that it appears to be even easier than accessing the web version on my computer. I pay for the more expensive international version of ancestry.com which is nearly $35 a month I think (discounted if you buy a year at a time), so when I saw that people were expecting to have access to MILLIONS of records for free because of this app I was boggled. Yes ancestry.com is expensive, but it is a fraction of the cost that it would take to buy a plane ticket to go to any of the counties where your ancestors were from and get the information yourself (not to mention the price that county offices or historical societies charge to make copies of the documents which can be up to $1 a page for unofficial records and up to $25 for birth, marriage, and death certificates in my experience). They don't have all of the documents and records that I have needed by a long shot, but they have only been running for 10 years I think, and get new documents added to their archives every day. The person who was critical and stated that all ancestry.com does is take a lifetime of your research and give it to everyone else is totally missing the mark. First of all, you can make your profile private so that no one else can look at or gain access to your tree. Secondly, making your information public is just good karma. Read more ›
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211 of 227 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic app! January 9, 2012
Verified Purchase
I highly recommend this app to anyone who has an ancestry.com account. It works beautifully and allows you to update on the go. Going to a family event? Whip out your smartphone or tablet and update Aunt Edith's info about her first marriage.
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183 of 205 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great App February 26, 2012
Verified Purchase
I've been a member of Ancestry.com for several years and I really love having all my work on my Kindle Fire. How much easier this will be for research and family reunions! It download very fast for me and within 3 minutes I was already accessing my research!
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39 of 40 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Don't listen to the one star reviews. January 28, 2012
Verified Purchase
Ancestry is a clean version of the web service. Yes, you have to pay for the good stuff. Try a month and set up your tree and stop the membership. Do some research on what you found, and when your ready, start up another month and work on your tree. As for sharing all your valuable research... I guarantee someone gave you their valuable research when you asked for it. This is a perfect addition to the web service. Great for family get togethers.
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35 of 36 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great addition to genealogical work while traveling! January 22, 2012
Verified Purchase
Often when I am traveling, I want to look up various branches of my family tree, to check dates or see if I have the relationships correctly represented. With over 2,000 people so far gathered, there is no way to remember them all! I like being able to do that right away instead of taking notes (and losing them) and hoping to follow up later. I have both the iPhone app as well as the Android app for the Kindle Fire. I prefer the Android app because of course the screen for the Fire is SO much larger that it is much easier to see. If you have an Ancestry.com account, you need to have this supporting app.
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27 of 28 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Love this! June 19, 2012
By Emily
Verified Purchase
This app is an absolute must for serious ancestry.com users. You can fly around your tree and make quick edits to almost everything. View photos, documents, life events (make changes just by taping) view realtionships, use search. I find it very intuitive and sometimes actually easier to use than the site. For people that already use ancestry I think the app will be a dream come true. Newbies should probally get familiar with the site first.
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27 of 29 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars great app January 14, 2012
By Gryphon
Verified Purchase
I love this app! I also have it on my iphone. This is an excellent tool to be used WITH an Ancestry subscription. It is wicked handy to have for quick and easy access to my history information -- way easier than lugging books around. I strongly recommend this app for anyone that already uses ancestry.
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18 of 20 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars not as good as the browser version July 12, 2012
Verified Purchase
I'd rather use the browser version of ancestry.com. For those shocked to find this site has a membership fee...it's worth it if you do much family research. For those upset to see their info made public - go to ancestry.com and set your tree to Private.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars BEST GENEALOGY PROGRAM
Fantastic App. This app links you to ancestry.com where you can find relatives and photos you may need to complete your family history.
Published 17 hours ago by Kindle Customer
4.0 out of 5 stars Finding Family
If you're tracing your family tree this is an excellent way to do so. It isn't free to get specific information, but it isn't expensive, either. Read more
Published 21 hours ago by S. Fey
5.0 out of 5 stars Nice for people who are getting started with their family ...
Very organized. Nice for people who are getting started with their family tree.
Published 1 day ago by B.Booth
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
very handy
Published 3 days ago by C2Ranches
4.0 out of 5 stars I have been a member since 2002 and it has ...
I have been a member since 2002 and it has saved me untold amounts of money. I have found lost ancestors and with the help of true genealogists, not the ones that add someone they... Read more
Published 5 days ago by Jerky3
1.0 out of 5 stars The app is great, the service is worthless unless you pay the money to...
The app is great, the service is worthless unless you pay the money to make it work for you
Published 5 days ago by Anthony Wells
1.0 out of 5 stars Expensive. Ancestry has taken over sites that used to ...
Expensive. Ancestry has taken over sites that used to be free and now a paid membership is required. A lot of the info is wrong and/or incomplete.
Published 7 days ago by Auriza L Ruela
5.0 out of 5 stars LOVE IT!!
GREAT APP!!
Published 10 days ago by Richard
5.0 out of 5 stars Family on the go!
The app allows you to take your family history with you. I am forever meeting relatives that I try to figure out our relationship and this app allows me to sign into Ancestry and... Read more
Published 11 days ago by TN Mountain Mama
5.0 out of 5 stars I think this app functions great for genealogists using a mobile...
I think this app functions great for genealogists using a mobile device. I have done business with Ancestry for many years and have always been satisfied with their products and... Read more
Published 11 days ago by Bethanie B Ludlum
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